Cleo de Nile

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Cleo de Nile
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"Cleo de Nile is my name and I'm a true Egyptian princess complete with headdress, exotic jewelry, and oh yeah, the occasional stray bandage wrapping."
Gender: Female
Type: Stereotypical Rich Popular Girl
Age: 5842 years old (6000 in some merchandising)
Species: Mummy
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Monster High

Cleo de Nile is one of the main characters in the Monster High franchise. She has been around since the beginning of the franchise, at first having been introduced as an antagonist, but later becoming friends with the protagonists.

Bad Qualities

  1. Among the characters in Monster High, Cleo is one of the least closely related to the monster she is supposed to be, in her case a mummy, looking more like a Egyptian human princess with a healthy young body. In fact she looks more like a drag queen than a mummy.
    • Her design isn't very original either, looking like a generic look like Cleopatra is often portrayed in film and animation media as a woman who is always made up and well dressed in addition to wearing golden accessories (when in real life Cleopatra didn't look like that).
  2. During the first season of the webseries, she is portrayed as the main antagonist of the show, however she is nothing more than a stereotype of a Mean Popular Girl who despises Frankie, Draculaura and Clawdeen for no reason. By the way, she's not a good antagonist either, as in some episodes she's seen to be friends with Frankie and the others instead of enemies.
  3. Even after redeeming herself and becoming friends with Frankie and her friends, Cleo still retains some of her immature, whiny, and snobby behavior until the end of the series.
  4. She tends to be very bossy, based on the fact that she also represents the stereotype of a snobby rich girl who often takes advantage of her wealth.
  5. Her romance with Deuce Gorgon is terribly poorly written, since she is rarely seen interacting with him in the webseries and movies, and they have practically been introduced as lovers since the beginning of the series, without showing how the backstory of their romance was . Cleo has also been shown to be an extremely jealous girlfriend about seeing Deuce with other girls.
    • Btw her romance with Deuce is kind of disturbing because while Deuce is 16, Cleo is 5842 years old.
  6. She often uses amulets capable of invoking Egyptian curses at school and seems to have no idea of the dangers this can cause, as well as taking them to school.
  7. Similar to Paulina Sanchez she always cares about fashion, popularity, cold and beauty, making her very pointless, more focused to different things instead of being serious, and of course making people feel jealous.
  8. During the first season she is shown to treat Ghoulia badly, since Ghoulia is Cleo's accomplice. This is also repeated for a moment in the film Fright On! (where Cleo should already be redeemed from her actions with Ghoulia) mimicking the behavior of the vampire students using the zombies.
  9. She's obsessed with wanting attention and showing up, even jealous of seeing Frankie being kidnapped by the giant monster, wishing the monster had bothered to kidnap her in the movie Escape from Skull Shores.
  10. Sometimes she also proves to be very dramatic and whiny, an example of this is when she finds out that Nefera is being moved to Monster High and she tries to exaggerately warn her friends by saying "she's evil" (of course after Nefera shows up, she reveals herself to be a hateful and abusive girl, but Cleo didn't need to make such a fuss about it.).
  11. She also demonstrates cheating to get good grades in class as demonstrated in the episodes Idol Threat and Hatch Me If You Can.

Good Qualities

  1. While not looking like a real mummy, her design is actually pretty.
  2. She ceases to be antagonistic in season two and eventually becomes friends with Frankie, Draculaura and Clawdeen, leaving part of her immature behavior from the first season.
  3. Starting in season two Cleo starts to make friends and also respect other students at school, including Ghoulia.
  4. Her behavior can be justified by her older sister Nefera de Nile, who is much more rude, snobbish, selfish and cheating than Cleo, in addition to not having any friendships.
  5. In the 2016 reboot, starting with the movie Welcome to Monster High, Cleo surprisingly improves her behavior completely by no longer being bossy or obsessed with fashion, beauty and attention.


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